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    Wireless Access Points

    HI

    I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any good Wireless Access Points for use in a large primary school? Ideally they should be easy to set up and the cheaper the better :-)

    We have laptops and iPads which these would be used for.

    Any recommendations appreciated.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Ubiquiti Unifi!
    +1 for Unifi

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    Another +1 for Unifi.

    Easy to set up, and while not the cheapest great value for what you get.

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    Thanks for all your suggestions, the Unifi seems to be the way to go.

    Chee

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    Meraki <- Very good and cloud managed,

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    +1 for Meraki and also Aerohive, both layer 3 switching and routing, cloud managed.

    Meraki

    Controller-less, Cloud-enabled, Wi-Fi and branch networks | Aerohive Networks

    Lots of functionality and scalabilty

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    Take note of my last words in this post!

    Wireless Network - Which Vendor?

    There is still nothing to compare for the price.

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    I had a great experience with Ruckus wireless. Setup was simple and performance was excellent.

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    Moving to Wireless Networks forum.

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, there are lots of choice out their!

    I think the Ubiquiti Unifi may the way to go.....

    I just wanted to confirm that this is the one people are referencing:
    Ubiquiti Access Point - UniFi UAP Indoor Scalable WiFi - 3 Pack

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyk View Post
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, there are lots of choice out their!

    I think the Ubiquiti Unifi may the way to go.....

    I just wanted to confirm that this is the one people are referencing:
    Ubiquiti Access Point - UniFi UAP Indoor Scalable WiFi - 3 Pack

    Thanks
    Yep, that's the ones & that's where I get mine - just remember to add the UK cables as an extra unless you have some cloverleaf types spare...
    Last edited by Netman; 23rd October 2012 at 04:39 PM.

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    I know this may be a silly question, but roughly how many devices can connect to this at once?

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    Those are what we have, though they do a (much more expensive) more powerful one. Never had more than 20 machines trying to connect, so no idea what the max is.

    As @Netman mentioned, the "special power leads" are standard clover leaf, so you may not need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyk View Post
    I know this may be a silly question, but roughly how many devices can connect to this at once?
    They are allegedly capable of taking 100 users!
    I've had 94 on one by accident when I rebooted an adjacent unit and everyone shifted to the only other in range.
    Not the recommended load but nobody actually noticed!
    We now limit the number of clients to 30 per AP in the controller software and I have 3 x UAP Pro units in the busiest areas all running Hotspot Access with Vouchers for guests.

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    Hi,
    I need to add access points to my school network. How do you find the speed of these for things other than browsing, e.g. google earth? I am concerned that there
    is no gigabit ethernet ports on these and there could be a bottleneck with 30 laptops connected to one access point for example.
    many thanks,
    john

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